January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Lady Grizzlies throttle Denair  Free Access 

Mariposa's varsity Lady Grizzly basketball squad thrashed the visiting Denair Coyotes on Monday night. More...

MCHS hosts annual financial aid night  Free Access 

The counseling department of Mariposa County High School will be hosting its annual college financial aid night on Wednesday, Jan. 30. More...

Exclusive Tom McClintock interview--runs on Jan. 31  Free Access 

Tom McClintock, Mariposa County's new representative in Congress, shared his thoughts on Yosemite, local tourism, taxes and firefighting in an exclusive interview with the MARIPOSA GAZETTE this past week. More...

Board tweaks code tech job

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors committed to hiring a code compliance technician more than 11 years ago. More...

Sixth Street Cinema is caught in funding vise

Movie lovers had a dream a decade and a half ago—turn Mariposa’s old Masonic lodge into Sixth Street Cinema.  With a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Enterprise loan, founders bought the building for $375,000. More...

Local News

Board marks American Indian Month

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recently proclaimed November as American Indian Month. More...

Patriots host film ‘The Determinators’

Mariposa Patriots is hosting the movie "The Determinators" on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Local man found dead, armed in Coarsegold

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office says the body of George Walter Rosenberg, 41, of Mariposa was found shortly before 5 p.m. on Jan. 18. Shortly before, Rosenberg tried to run over a Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 25   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Wedding Announcement

Gale - Reynolds

Christine Madeline Gale married John Owen Reynolds on Jan. 15, in a romantic elopement at the Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

Thank you

My grand niece Cecily Wheeler passed away in her sleep on Jan. 1. She was 24 years old. She left behind two children, ages 2 and 4. I greatly appreciate the funds that have been given from throughout the community. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Where have the fans gone?

Falling support begins to wear on MCHS activities

During this week in 2005, the GAZETTE ran a feature about the incredible support students, parents and fans gave to the basketball teams-- and all activities at Mariposa County High School.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies throttle Denair, 63-34  Free Access 

Tuesday night in Denair, Mariposa's varsity boys' basketball squad posted a 63-34 Southern Athletic League win over the Coyotes. More...

Grapplers defeat defending champs

Last season, Waterford’s Wildcats claimed the Southern Athletic League wrestling championship, but Mariposa’s Grizzlies are about to turn the tables on the defending champs.  In their dual league meet on Jan. More...

Grizzlies stumble in SAL action

Le Grand’s pressure defense completely hogtied the offensive efforts of Mariposa’s youthful varsity boys’ basketball team last Friday night in the MCHS winter homecoming clash. More...

Report: 2012 was "quiet" year for rockfall in Yosemite  Free Access 

Last year was comparatively quiet regarding rockfall in Yosemite National Park, according to a report on 2012 incidents compiled by Park geologist Greg Stock. More...

Boom! Bomb squad responds to Mariposa  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office and Merced Bomb Squad are currently at a home on Tip Top Road to detonate some old dynamite. More...

Thought of rink removal freezes skate enthusiasts  Free Access 

MERCED RIVER PLAN

Try telling Amber Miller, 11, that the ice rink at Yosemite’s Curry Village is “not a vital visitor experience.” With her green-and-blue knit cap, the Loma Linda sixth-grader had donned rented skates and a safety helmet before vent More...

Probation sweeps town

The Mariposa County Probation Department cast a wide net last Friday night, and when it reeled it in, it had caught one bad guy and a number of weapons, paraphernalia and drugs. More...

Fifth suspect in museum heist nabbed

Court documents filed in the case against the four men arrested for robbing the California State Mining and Mineral Museum last September indicated that there was another suspect still at large.  That suspect is now in custody after he was arres More...

FOOD AND SURVIVAL

Couple sees Dutch ovens as a key to preparedness

How long could you last without a trip to the supermarket?  If a major earthquake knocked out power, the contents of your refrigerator would expire. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 14: A carbon monoxide alarm was sounding on Ashworth Road. •Hubcaps were stolen on Greeley Hill Road. •Someone stole medications from the John C. Fremont Hospital Emergency Room. •Cattle were on Highway 49 North.  More...

Commentary

Our View

Let the amenities stay in Park

How dramatic Yosemite Valley appears when you arrive from the flatlands. More...

Letters

Build a better Mariposa

We are hoping to find others who wish to establish the Old Masonic Hall on Sixth Street as a public, not for profit building. The building, which currently houses just The Sixth Street Cinema, is now in the foreclosure process. More...

Responds to Brock

Responding to your misunderstanding: Blaming the parents is only part of the problem. I am a parent of three, and I do not bury my head in the sand and pretend they are all angels, and I definitely would not store my guns in an unsafe manner.  More...

To the JCF Board

Dear Board Members:  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ben Curry

Ben Curry passed away on Friday, Jan. 11. Ben was born in New Castle, Penn. in 1923 to Ben R. Curry and Abigail M. Curry. They and Ben’s two brothers, William H. (Bill) Curry and Jack C. More...

Wynter Blaine Sturtevant

Wynter Blaine Sturtevant of Coulterville was born April 29, 1922, and passed away Jan. 12 at home with his family. Blaine was born to the union of Ralph Doe Sturtevant and Rose Miriam Sturtevant. He was the youngest of three children  More...

Entertainment

GAZETTE lists areas show times

New this weekend, “Broken City” stars Mark Wahlberg as an excop who sees a chance for redemption when New York's powerful mayor (Russell Crowe) calls upon him for a special job.  More...

Valentine’s Day delivers open hearts and great deals

“All you need is love. More...

Inside Education

Woodland students experience trial in Yosemite Park

Recently Woodland School’s eighth graders were bustling with excitement while preparing for their first mock trial. The mock trial took place in the Yosemite Fifth District Courthouse. More...

SFCS thanks Pioneer Market

Taking part in Pioneer Market's Sports Program, Sierra Foothill Charter School turned in receipts and received a check for $236.89 from Pioneer representing one percent of the total. More...

4-H names judging winners

4-H Judging Day was held Jan. 12 at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley. There were more than 45 members, leaders and parents that participated in this decision-making activity. More...

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